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Antonio Simmons
Antonio  Simmons
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
University Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 246

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
02/10/1996


04/29/2018

Seven Yellow Jackets Join NFL Ranks

Griffin, Jeune, Simmons highlight latest Georgia Tech football letterwinners in pro football

03/16/2018

Georgia Tech Football Holds 2018 Pro Day

14 former Yellow Jackets work out in front of reps from 23 professional football teams

03/14/2018

Georgia Tech Football to Hold Pro Day on Friday

14 former Yellow Jackets to perform for pro football personnel

11/04/2017

Jackets Drop Another Heartbreaker, 40-36

Virginia scores winning TD with 1:22 to go to drop Georgia Tech football to a hard-luck 4-4 on the season

09/24/2017

#TGW: D-Clawed

Georgia Tech football's defense clamped down on Pitt to spark 35-17 rout

09/30/2017

Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina (Photos by Danny Karnik, Austin Foote, and Karl L. Moore)

Georgia Tech football defeated North Carolina, 33-7, on September 30th, 2017 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

09/23/2017

USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech

09/04/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee (USATSI)

The Yellow Jackets open 2017 on Labor Day against the Volunteers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.

12/31/2016

Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky (TaxSlayer Bowl)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the TaxSlayer Bowl.

11/19/2016

USATSI Gallery - Virginia @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Virginia @ Georgia Tech

2017 (Senior): Played in all 11 games with six starts at defensive end ... Despite being a part-time starters, led Georgia Tech in sacks (5.5 -- three more than the team's next-highest total) and tackles for loss (8.0 -- 2.5 more than the team's next-highest total) ... Also led the team with five quarterback hurries ... Racked up 14 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss during a four-game stretch from Sept. 9-Oct. 14, helping lead the Yellow Jackets to a 3-1 record over those four contests ... Had five tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble in home-opening win over Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) ... Recorded two sacks in win over Pitt (Sept. 23) ... Notched another sack in win over North Carolina (Sept. 30) ... Finished with four tackles and 1.5 sacks at No. 10/11 Miami (Oct. 14) ... Matched a career-high with six tackles (including a TFL) and forced a fumble at No. 7 Clemson (Oct. 28) ... Blocked a punt at Virginia (Nov. 11) ... Had four tackles and was in on a stop behind the line of scrimmage in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech.

2016 (Junior): Appeared in all 13 games as a key reserve at defensive end … tallied 32 total tackles, good for second on the team among non-starters (behind only special-teams ace Chase Alford’s 33) … Despite limited playing time, ranked second on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and led the squad with 12 quarterback hurries … opened the season with five tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Boston College (Sept. 3) … Bookended a four-game homestand with tackles for loss against Mercer (Sept. 10) and Miami (Oct. 1) … Set a career high with six tackles, including another TFL, at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … Recorded 11 of his 12 QB hurries during a six-game span from Sept. 10 (Mercer) through Oct. 15 (Georgia Southern) … Closed the regular season with 11 tackles over the final four games, including four apiece at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) and versus Virginia (Nov. 19) ... was in on a tackle for loss in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31).

2015 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, making three starts ... Finished season with 13 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble ... Recorded two tackles, one sack and forced fumble vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Added two tackles vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Had two tackles, one TFL and one QB hurry at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Made two solo stops and tackle for loss of four yards at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Made one solo stop and one pass breakup vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3).

2014 (True Freshman): Played in eight games ... Had five tackles, including three solo and half-tackle for loss ... Registered career-high four tackles, including half-tackle for loss of two yards, vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Recorded first career tackle at NC State (Nov. 8).

High School: Played one season of football under coach David Peland at University Christian School ... Had monster senior season with 50 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss and 29.0 sacks ... Best single-game performances included five-sack effort vs. Carrollwood Day and six sacks vs. Florida A&M High ... Also blocked punt ... Offensively, finished year with six catches for 108 yards (18.0 avg.) and one touchdown ... Named all-state and all-district as a senior ... Helped team to 9-3 record in 2013, including 4-0 mark in district play.

Personal: Full name is Antonio Maurice Simmons ... Born Feb. 10, 1996 ... Son of Antonio and Tonya Simmons ... Has three siblings ... Related to former Georgia Tech teammates Marcus Allen and Chris Milton (now a member of the Indianapolis Colts) ... Began playing football at age six ... Chose Georgia Tech in part because of family atmosphere on team, its proximity to home and because of football atmosphere ... Majoring in business administration.



CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6, twice - last at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Solo Tackles: 6 at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, twice - last vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Forced Fumbles: 1, four times - last at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. North Carolina, Oct. 3, 2015
Quarterback Hurries: 3 vs. No. 14 Miami (Fla.), Oct. 1, 2016
Blocked Kicks: 1 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017 (punt)